My husband and I did something Sunday which we rarely do. We went to the movies to see. We saw “War Room”.
What a blessing it was!. It is a low budget movie with actors I did not recognize. It was sad, it was funny at times and even a little corny but, oh how they delivered a powerful message for those of us who believe and those who may not.
The message was simple, pray for what you need God to do for you. Nothing new right!! War Room will cause you to stop and think about your prayer life, it’s effectiveness and your relationship with the Lord as well as your relationship with you family.
We make time for anything important to us, please take time to go and see this movie, I guarantee It will cause you to think about how you may have been treating prayer and how you can change it for your good.
It’s a powerful weapon we have at our disposal. Let’s make it work for us.
I have my two oldest granddaughters for a couple of weeks this summer, and I have been telling them regularly, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, Luke 6:31. I feel like, if they get this principal locked down concerning how they treat one another as children, they will be so much better as adults. We who were not raised with that mentality tend to do the opposite, we want to “Do unto others just as they do unto us”. Wrong!!!
Here’s the thing, people are not always going to do as much for you, as you may do for them. They are not always going to treat you as well as you treat them either. The key is to do whatever you do for anyone from your heart, and accept people for who they are, flaws and all (we all have them). Our struggle is to remember that not everyone has the values or the moral compass we may have. Christ showed His love for us all in giving His life freely on the cross, He even socialized with sinners and he was Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Tolerance on our part goes a long way in God’s love being revealed to others through how we accept and treat them. They may not have the profession of faith that you or I may have but continue to show love, joy, peace, kindness, long suffering, gentleness (Galatians 5:22) because you never know when God will give you the opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ (your faith) with them so that their lives can be changed just as yours once was.
Have you ever said, “Why me Lord”. I have! But I have also come to realize, if God allows a situation to take place in my life, He already knows that I can and I will get through it.
I said all that to say this, I am asking you to stand with me in prayer for a young family I know and love, who has gone through soooo much in the last couple of years. Elise and Casey were blessed to be pregnant with twins and everything seemed to be going well with the pregnancy until Elise went into early labor and was hospitalized for the duration of the pregnancy. Despite being put on total bed rest, she delivered the babies before they were fully developed. The twins were not expected to survive, BUT GOD had other plans. The babies struggled for many months, through multiple complications. Finally, it seemed as if they were going to be fine until the news came that their baby boy, Jaxon had developed cancer in one eye. Well, Praise God! After treatment Jaxon was healed of cancer completely, he did not lose his eye, and his vision was just fine!. The twins are about to celebrate their third birthday!!! And now comes the news that Elise has been diagnosed with breast cancer after all their family has had to endure with their babies!! Because God has done great, marvelous, and miraculous things for them and their family, we are believing Him to show His mercy and His miraculous power once more in Elise and Casey’s lives.
We believe in the power of prayer, so please join us in calling Elise and Casey’s names during your prayer time. Ask God to heal her, to keep her strong in her body as she fights this battle, to bind them closer together in love, patience, and understanding, to keep their marriage strong through this next chapter in their lives, and to keep their children happy and healthy as He allows His power to be revealed to many through Elise, Casey and their families testimony.
If God allows a situation to take place in our lives, it is because He knows that we are able to bear it, and that we will get through it with Him as our strength and power. They are the picture of love, faith, strength and confidence in God through adversity.
I get up every morning and watch The Today Show. That’s my routine after I pray. I like being informed But not enough Christians seem to be informed nor do they seem to be taking notice of what’s really happening right under our noses. We are too busy living the selfish life, giving more time to social media and watching what I call “trash tv” (reality everything), putting our own desires before Gods will for our lives (not judging) just truth, and not so concerned about what’s happening in our neighborhoods, our government or in our country. There is a huge shift taking place, and we don’t seem to really be doing much to stop it. I beg you to take an interest in what’s going on in the world you live in. Pray for our leaders, our pastors, our government, our lawmakers, our judicial system. The bible says, “If my people, which are called by My name would humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”, (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Now that i’m done venting, I will get back to the topic. The Today Show has a series for the week called, “Who is God today? Well, “He is the same yesterday, today and forever” Hebrews 13:8. He nor His Word has changed. His Word says that heaven and earth shall pass away but His Word will stand, Luke 21:33. Wo unto anyone who changes any of His Word for their own good, Revelation 22:19. I listened to every type of minister they interviewed, as they said what they thought God was to them and their churches. It was very interesting but it reminded me of what Gods Word says would take place in the latter days. We must be careful of who and what we follow and put our trust in. Be careful with your faith, read Gods word for yourself, ask for understanding and guard your faith. It is more precious than anything you will ever posess.
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus”, Phillipians 4:7
Romans 8:28. ” And we know, all things work together for the good of them who love God, and are the called according to His purpose”.
Every creature God created obeys his will for its life except Man (and Woman) of whom He made in His own image (Genesis 1:27)
We are not perfect creatures, we will make mistakes and God knew that. If we seek God in those decision making moments, our story can have a much happier ending. “Lean not to your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Husbands and wives must work together to agree on what is best for your individual family if your relationship is to last. You can’t do what other families do (all the time). Your situation is never the same as another families so “do you” to the best of your current ability.